With the announcement of the "Endowed Professorship" instrument, the BMK supports areas of expertise in Austrian innovation.
Endowed professorships should bring excellent researchers to Austria. The funding period is limited to a maximum of 5 years and includes the development and establishment of new topics in the Austrian university and research landscape.
In 2018, Sergio Amancio became the first BMK endowed professorship in the field of innovative aviation technologies at Graz University of Technology. Together with his team, Prof. Amancio deals with innovative materials and production techniques especially for the aviation industry.
He is supported by renowned domestic companies as financing partners, namely:
- Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG
- Böhler Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG
- Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH
- Fuchshofer GmbH
- TCM International
- Tool Consulting & Management GmbH
- voestalpine Edelstahl GmbH